Rubio hints at possible immigration reform

first_imgFlorida Senator Marco Rubio recently told reporters and Fox news commentators that he thinks it’s “going to be difficult” but that it “is possible” to make progress on immigration reform under the Trump Administration.Rubio appeared to be proposing that recent movement on Trump’s law enforcement policies and efforts to move immigration laws into a more “merit-based” system, could open a path for providing status to law abiding Immigrants, saying, “then you can do something very reasonable with the people who have been here a long time who are not gang bangers, who are not criminals, who are not a threat to public safety.”And as a member of the bipartisan “Gang of Eight,” Senator Rubio was involved in significant comprehensive immigration reform legislation proposed in 2013, which would have created a pathway to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants living in the U.S.. Unfortunately the measure failed to gain the needed support in the Republican held House of Representatives and did not become law.Immigration advocates are heartened at the recent statements by Rubio and other Republicans, but remain skeptical about the possibility of such a measure in the near future, given Trump’s history of contradictory positions on immigration reform. ….last_img read more


first_imgFresh from hosting the hugely popular Ultimate Survivor obstacle course last month, management at Letterkenny Paintball have set a new challenge for fitness enthusiasts.They’re challenging families all over Donegal to who think they’re the fittest in the county to prove it at a series of events which kick off next month.On Saturday the 4th of October, families from Letterkenny and Inishowen will be the first to sample the challenges that will be presented before them. Then on Sunday, families from Donegal Town and surrounding and the Rosses will be asked to participate.The winners from both days will be sent through to battle it out in the Grand Final the following Sunday the 12th of October to decide who is Donegal’s Fittest Family.Are you up for the challenge?? If so it’s time to prove it.Register now at  ARE YOU DONEGAL’S FITTEST FAMILY?? IF YOU THINK YOU ARE – PROVE IT was last modified: August 27th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal’s Fittest FamilyFeaturesnewsSportlast_img read more

Life in Color is surreal dreamscape soaked in paint

first_img“This is so crazy!” exclaimed one concertgoer, a couple of hours after the sun had set. It was Saturday evening, the Life in Color concert was in full swing, and truly, itwas a little crazy: Ten thousand people, mostly young and Tico, writhed and gyrated in a giant mass. They leapt up and down, rolled on the brick pavement, and danced in circles of friends. House music throbbed from the enormous stage as dizzying videos were projected on its central screen. Many had already streaked their exposed skin with neon paint, so that the black lights would illuminate the patterns like phosphorescent tattoos. Some whirled hula hoops, others spun lighted balls on strings. Some chicas mounted their boyfriends′ shoulders and stayed aloft for hours, punching the air with their fists. Concertgoers pose in front of an anthropomorphic rabbit, just one of the surreal creatures to work the crowd. Robert Isenberg/The Tico TimesBut for such a large and youthful crowd, the partiers at Life in Color were remarkably well behaved. Yes, there were obviously thousands of people knocking back Heineken cans and Smirnoff cocktails, and pot smoke gusted every few minutes, but the Pedregal Events Center in San Antonio de Belén was an ocean of smiles. Groups of guys crowded around buskers dressed as zombies and unicorns. BFFs took selfies directly in front of the stage. The good will was as palpable as the general inebriation. A young woman effortlessly spins a lighted hula hoop in the middle of the throng. Robert Isenberg/The Tico TimesBy design, the craziest part was Life in Color’s primary gimmick: explosions of paint. The touring event touts itself as “The World’s Largest Paint Party.” (Although one struggles to imagine what the competition is). Life in Color’s denouement comes when multihued geysers gush across the audience. Some liken it to the Holi Festival of Colour. Some might call it a hallucinogenic, space-age bukkake experiment. Whatever your feelings about spattering colored, non-toxic paint all over a multitude of 20-somethings in white T-shirts, the crowd seemed to love it. The bursts didn’t last long, but they sent a tidal wave of people away from the stage, screaming and laughing, as they sought free towels to wipe themselves off. Performers blast paint from hoses. Robert Isenberg/The Tico TimesOriginally founded in the United States in 2006 as Dayglow, the Life in Color concert has toured all over the world, showcasing a variety of international electronica artists. Life in Color had performed as closely as Nicaragua, but never before in Costa Rica. Judging from the audience, the event will probably have a sequel. Robert Isenberg/The Tico Times Facebook Comments Related posts:A colossal paint party, and other happenings in Costa Rica Holi One festival tickets go on sale Paul McCartney to perform in Costa Rica on May 1 A jungle concert, St. Paddy’s Day, and other stuff happening in Costa Ricalast_img read more